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Why does iPhone's Reminder App not show on home screen?

I just migrate from Nokia 5230 to iPhone5s. When I'm using iPhone Reminder App, I find that the reminder items are only accessible within the app. That is to say, you have to open the Reminder App to ...
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Sharing User Flow - Use Separate or Combined Interaction?

I'm working on a sharing flow for an iOS Mobile App where the user will be gifting something to up to 10 different people. Those people could be contacts stored in Contacts, Facebook friends, Twitter, ...
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iPhone: Tab bar item badge count overflow

I want to display the unread-message count on a tab bar item. What should be the max badge count? What should be displayed when the count exceeds that max?
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iOS app webviews - how to show the equivalent of multiple tabs on the desktop

I have a website that shows a list of news stories, much like Hacker News. Users can upvote stories, or they can click each headline to be taken to the actual news story on the external website. I ...
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Position of file delete button

I am designing an android application showing a list of files and folders, something like dropbox or google drive. My question is; when a file is selected should the delete option with share and tag ...
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Why doesn't the calculator in iPhone have a backspace?

Why doesn't the calculator in iPhone have a backspace? It only has a 'AC / C' button which clears the complete entry that was made. If a user wants to get rid of the last digit / last few digits that ...
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notify user of not being able to update array

I have an array of images that is loaded on my iphone through the internet. It is then cached. If I don't have any internet or bad internet should I load the cached array with: An on screen alert ...
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What is an easier unlock pattern: gesture or code?

There are two popular ways to unlock a phone. iPhone makes you type in a numerical code. Android gives you the option to draw a gesture. Which of these two is easier to remember and easier to execute? ...
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What can be an alternative to tabs in an iphone or android application

What type of a design/design philosophy/gesture can be a good alternative to tabs in an iphone or an android application? Tabs are good and tell the user that there is another ...
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iOS design ideas for photography app menu

I am designing a photography app for my friend's Facebook page where there is a weekly theme and members of the group submit photos that relate to the theme. I am displaying photos in a table view ...
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Do users notice bottom bar tools on tablets?

Got an iPhone app project and would like to get feedback on users noticing bottom bar actions i.e., share, add something, or delete? I've noticed some difference of opinions with my peers where some ...
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Why to go with and when to use the “friend” or “follow” strategy?

I've constructed an iPhone-app where the users can "friend" each other and it works fine. The reason that I started this thread is to discuss whenever its a better/more modern approach to let users ...
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Best practice for representing iOS system apps (Settings or Messages) in your app's UI

In the app we're currently developing, part of the work flow involves redirection to the Settings app and the Messages systems apps (don't get me started on the UX of that. I've tried...). Anyway, ...
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Good way to make loyalty card app

A friend asked me to make a loyalty card app for their store, so that the customer gets something for free for every n-th purchase. What is the best way to do this that can not be faked by the ...
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sign up flows with in modal screen flow

Designing a setting screen for an application on iPad in a modal where some nested screens require login to enter. I would like to get an opinion on how unnatural it may seem for a user if a sign up ...
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Loading spinner after iphone switched off [closed]

Why does a loading spinner appear after i turn off my iphone ? why not a simple text saying switching off or turning off .
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IOS resizing labels

So I'm wondering how best to solve this problem. I want to display a 'list' of elements in my app. Right now this is what it looks like - That looks really bad, and I'm not sure how to make it so ...
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Push Notifications : Best approach to bring back user who has not opted for push

We are all aware of the push notification benefits, but lot of times when user installs an app they say no to push notifications inadvertently or willingly. How can we bring back those users to opt ...
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Question on Apple's choice on a particular UI/UX design. [closed]

So I was on hold on a call and my phone was on Speaker, when I observed the choice Apple has made on the "Hide" Button. So my question or rather point-of-discussion is why the Hide is NOT on the ...
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Terminology: PIN code or Passcode?

I'm working on an iPhone, and we are currently doing some user testing. This app deals with sensitive personal information. Security is definitely important for us. Instead of using username / ...
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Make image clickable to change it or add dedicated button

I have a design question for iOS development. I am building this app where a user can set a profile picture and also "before/after"-pictures. From a design perspective, I wonder whether it is a good ...
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How to deliver wireframes to off-shore dev teams

I am currently designing an iOS application. Before I move on, I know that the route we chose to go is not ideal at all. The app is social networking app. We have a team in India developing the app. ...
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Photoshop Layer for Demonstrating Gestures on iOS

I'm building demonstration screenshots of how to use an app and would love to be able to show tap, drag, pinch, and zoom events. This video shows some really good ones: http://vimeo.com/19347629 ...
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tab bar or more screen space?

What do you think about using a tab bar menu of 5 items? I see, now, many apps are using again the tab bar menus because you can access quickly to the sections in your app.... But, do you think is ...
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Tab bar for iphone and android? [duplicate]

What do you think of using tab bar for iphone and android? Like instagram. I think tab bar in android is rare.... But what do you think?
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What is the best way to implement a Data Tree component in an iPhone application?

I need to port some website components to an iOS application. One of those components being a Data Tree. Is there a way to implement a Data Tree component in an iOS application or is there another ...
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Long select list options aren't visible on iPhone [closed]

I have an html select list with an option that needs to be a long string of text. This is fine in my desktop browser but my iPhone crops the option text. Is there a way around this without shorting ...
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IOS and Android Login Design Question?

My app(both in IOS and Android) allows users to register with Facebook and Email(for now). Let's say if a user registered with Facebook. Then user Logged-in with Facebook and then from the user ...
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Navigation bar necessary for mobile app with no hiearchy?

In iPhone UI development, we have this design pattern of putting the current location in the UINavigationBar. When you first open the app, it will generally show the company logo. As you navigate, the ...
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Are there any examples of changing a tab bar's items within a mobile app?

In other words, when transitioning from one view to the next having the menu items on a tab bar change. I know this is common within the top navigation bar but how about on the bottom?
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Real world examples of iOS UIKit Dynamics? [closed]

iOS 7.0 has introduced a new feature called UIKit Dynamics. It allows the developer to define different forces and constraints (gravity, collision, attachments, arbitrary forces, spring, etc.) between ...
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CAPTCHA on mobile: what are the alternatives?

From a UX perspective, CAPTCHA's are bad, bad, bad. But let's say we have this as a requirement. And it's for a hybrid app (compiled app, but built upon an HTML5 platform). I'm trying to find out: ...
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User accessibility for mobile applications [closed]

I want to make my mobile web app, iPhone app, and Android app more accessible. What should I read first to learn about best practices for mobile accessibility? Are there any summaries of the ...
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Best way to display items and related offers/details in mobile apps

I am trying to think of a way to represent list of items along with their offers/details as shown in this link in mobile apps. Please refer to 1st table. 2nd column contains numbers as well as some ...
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How to categorize new threads in a mobile forum application?

I am planning to launch a new Forum/Chat app for Android/iPhone. The app requires users to specify a category before creating a new thread. How do I show and allow users to choose the thread category ...
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iOS: Best way to present and receive user input?

Background: I'm building an app that uses the camera to overlay objects (helmets, glasses, etc) over people's faces. I'm building a simple algorithm that checks if people are wearing glasses. ...
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Handle Push Notification when app is in foreground

Let's imagine i'm building a football gamblers app. In my app the user can "follow" the game that is currently "active" (The closest game that the user has gambled on). The main screen will show the ...
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Best examples of iphone and ipad app that differ? (Comparison of iphone & ipad apps)

I am studying the UX of iphone and their equivalent ipad apps. Does anyone have good examples of designs that differ because of the distinctive user experience that the two devices provide?
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Multiple ways to add an entry?

In my app, I have multiple ways to add an entry to a list. I have the plus button at the top right, like in this picture: The user has three ways to add an entry to the list. However, the plus ...
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Where should ads be in iOS App?

I am finishing my iOS Application which includes Ads. In iOS, Apple recommend developers to put ads at the bottom or top of the window (View). Does the cash the developers create change if you put ...
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When is the appropriate time to use the “i” icon in an app?

I am currently debating if: The "i" icon should only be used when the target page\view only displays additional information. (help text, credits, about, terms & conditions, etc.) The "i" icon ...
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How to design a multi-step form for mobile

So I am having a problem designing a usable and clear multi-step form for mobile (iPhone for now). Here are the steps: Step 1: Search for a restaurant - This field will have fields like name, city, ...
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iOS - UIAlertView: When to use and when not to?

I've gone over Apple's Human Interface Guidelines and I think I've got a firm grasp when a UIAlertView should and shouldn't be used. Although I also wanted to get some feedback from other app ...
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Most tapped areas on iPhone (by percentage)?

Is there a way to find out what are the most tapped areas on an iPhone screen, by percentage? Does the users tend to tap more the elements that are placed in the bottom part of the screen, because ...
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What icon or symbol for endorse/ promote/ support? [closed]

Hi I'm working on an app that involves talents showing off their skills and what not, and users can endorse/ support them to get a chance to win a grand prize. My problem is with using a heart icon, ...
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iPhone App, using thumb to press buttons covers the value being changed

I have an app that displays two values (weight and # of reps) a user can change these values by pressing a - or + button on the left and right of the values. However when a right handed user reaches ...
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iPhone app - bottom menu vs hamburger menu

I'm working on a news and prices app, and I'm currently working on the menu. The team has 2 different approaches: a traditional bottom menu or a hamburger menu (like on Facebook app). Which approach ...
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Menu tray + Back button on mobile: any reason why this shouldn't work?

I am trying to understand if there is any issue linked to the presence on the same interface of a menu-tray icon (top nav-bar) and a back button. This design will affect both iPad and iPhone. Is ...
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How to A/B test a published IOS and Android app on actual users?

I've published several apps on IOS and Android adding flurry to measure the interaction that is happening in those apps, however, I'd love to enhance this interaction and make my apps more useful by ...
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iphone side navigation vs. tab bar navigation

when designing a mobile app, is there any 'rule of thumb' for when (and when not) to use a side navigation? (e.g.: ...